using standard courier delivery
Unlikely to arrive before Christmas
Incidentally, Sid had been quite deeply interested in the news which had been conveyed through Bob, after the other's accidental discovery of that name in the book. He had even gone to the trouble to write to some one in Richmond to make cautious inquiries concerning a Colonel Geoffrey Peyton, his record as a Confederate soldier, and what was supposed to have become of him. In this way Sid, without betraying the fact that he knew where the party in question could be found, anticipated learning facts that would at least allay his curiosity.